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We can start the divorce process for you and guide you through the process in a conciliatory and constructive way. We will advise you of the procedure involved from the outset and will keep you informed at each stage of the proceedings.

There is only one ground for divorce namely irretrievable breakdown, which is caused in one of five ways.

They Are:

  1. The Respondent has committed adultery and the petitioner finds it intolerable to live with Respondent.
  2. The Respondent has behaved in such a way that the Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent.
  3. The Respondent has deserted the Petitioner for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the presentation of this petition.
  4. The parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the presentation of this petition and the Respondent consent to a decree being granted.
  5. The parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least five years immediately preceding the presentation of this petition.

The person who issues the divorce is known as the Petitioner and the other party is known as the Respondent.

The divorce itself will take approximately 4 to 6 months from issue at the Court to finalisation, which is known as decree absolute.

The divorce proceedings are issued at a divorce County Court and there is no need to attend the Court unless there is a dispute as to the cost of the divorce proceedings, in which case you may wish to attend the decree nisi appointment to speak to the Judge about the issue of costs.